As Catholics we are called to work together for the Common Good.
We work with a number of charities as part of our support for the wider work of the Church. We have chosen charities that link with our RE curriculum structure and points to our work with local, national and international communities. We often receive requests for additional charitable donations or fundraising events, please note that in order to have a greater focus we limit our fundraising to these approved charities.
International Charity CAFOD
They work with communities across Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East, helping people to tackle the poverty and injustice they face. They work wherever the need is greatest, with people of all faiths and none.
Their latest international updates and emergencies news can be found on their news pages.
We support CAFOD during our Lenten preparation.
MacMillan Cancer Support
Every Autumn term we hold a coffee morning for MacMillan Cancer Support. This is well attended by parents and provides a good opportunity to have a catch up on summer holiday news after the six week break. many of us have been affected by cancer and MacMillan and St Raphael's are much loved charities within the school community.
St Raphael's Hospice
This film, although a little old now, gives a good picture of the work of St Raphael's Hospice, our local charity just a few doors away. Every year children from Year 4 visit the hospice to perform a Nativity for the staff and patients.
Catholic Children's Society
The Catholic Children’s Society supports disadvantaged children and families across London, Hertfordshire and the South East. They work with individuals of all faiths and none; their sole aim is to help those in greatest need. Our Christmas nativity play is performed for the Catholic Children's Society.